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Everhart, Jan


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Jan Everhart interviewed by Anna Holley, 2011 March 19

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Jan Everhart shares her experiences as an ordained Methodist pastor living in Iowa. She discusses her political thoughts surrounding gay marriage, and details her 22 ½ year relationship with her partner, Jan Ratliff. Everhart also discusses queerness within the United Methodist Church, her dedication to the church’s values, and her radical perceptions of the Bible. Finally, she sheds light on her “quiet” activism, commitment to service learning, and passion for...
Dates of Materials: 2011 March 19